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  Welcome to Miss Charnock's very exciting Music page!
Our children at Walmsley are very lucky to have a whole range of musical clubs to attend.
In addition to a music lesson with Mrs Hitchen once a week, our Infant children have the opportunity to join Musicaliti, which is an after school club run by Mrs Frances Turnbull.  Musicaliti is every Tuesday straight from school (3.30pm - 4.30pm) in Mr McGlashan's classroom.  Please ask Mrs Crowther, our school secretary, for more information.
For the Junior children to display their musical prowess we have the school orchestra and the school choir.  In addition, there is our forthcoming musical, Beauty and the Beast, and all our Junior children have the opportunity to take part in our  "Big Sing" on Friday afternoons.  For our musicians, the "Big Sing" is an opportunity to 'show off' their talents.
School Orchestra
The school orchestra is held every Tuesday morning (8:00am - 8:45am) in the school hall.  The school orchestra is open to any child from Years 4, 5 and 6 who play a musical instrument.  Below are a few photographs of our very talented members.  Mrs Murphy interviewed some of the Orchestra members and have included their comments.
Follow the link below to read an account of the Gala Concert held at Victoria Hall in February.  Thank you to Mr Martin and all the Bolton School staff for involving us in this.  We had a wonderful time! 
"I really enjoy learning new music, which I can then play at home to my family."  Francesca Carr (Year 5) Violinist
"Orchestra gives you extra practice playing your instrument and makes you more confident."  Rosalyn Harper (Year 5) Cellist
"I enjoy playing my flute at orchestra as I get the opportunity to learn new notes." Brianna Murphy (Year 5)
"We enjoy coming to Orchestra with friends.  The music we play is fun and we are getting better and better.  We enjoy mixing with the other children who play instruments."  Tom Fox and Jacob Berry (Year 4)
"Orchestra is a fun place to learn new songs and a great opportunity to practice your instrument."  Adam Rowley and Matthew Holmes (Year 4)
"Orchestra is a challenge when learning new pieces of music.  We do have a laugh when we get lost during a piece of music (myself and Mrs Murphy!!)  Once I know a piece of music it is fun playing it through from start to finish."  Katie Riggs (Year 3/4)

"I really enjoy learning new pieces of music."  Alex Aldred (Year 5)


Our Year 5 children, together with fifteen Year 4 children, were invited to take part in a Hallé 'Adopt a Player 2013' Project.  Please click on the "Hallé"  logo above to find out more....

Music Service
Bolton Music Service, working in partnership with our school, are able to offer all children in Key Stage 2 (years 3, 4, 5 and 6) the chance to start to learn to play a musical instrument in a small group.  Lessons are weekly (30 minutes) at a cost of £65 per term.  Please contact Bolton Music Service direct for further information on telephone number (01204) 333533.
Lessons currently undertaken at Walmsley Include:-
Brass - Mr Hobson  'A very encouraging and friendly teacher', Will (Year 4)
Cello - Mrs Jackson  'A very friendly and kind lady', Lucy (Year 4)
Flute & Clarinet  - Mrs Kay  'Very nice and encourages you to improve with your playing', Brianna (Year 5)
Guitar - Mr Guy  'Very funny, will lend you an instrument if you forget to bring yours!', Isobel (Year 4)
Piano - Mrs Hardman  'A really nice teacher, teaches new pieces of music and encourages you to improve', Millie (Year 4)
Violin - Mrs Robinson  'A really nice and kind lady', Francesca (Year 5)
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Contact us:
Headteacher: Mrs Debra Carr
  Blackburn Road, Egerton, Bolton. BL7 9SA       office@walmsley.bolton.sch.uk 
  01204 332650      01204 332651